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Grateful Dead Live at Deer Creek Music Center on 1990-07-18

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Grateful Dead Live at Deer Creek Music Center on 1990-07-18

Topics Live concert

Help On The Way-> Slipknot!, Franklin's Tower, Minglewood Blues, Easy To Love You, El Paso, When I Paint My Masterpiece, Brown Eyed Women, Cassidy, Deal China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider, Looks Like Rain, Terrapin Station-> Jam-> Drums-> Jam-> The Other One-> Morning Dew, E: The Weight

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Deer Creek Music Center
Location Noblesville, IN

Source Soundboard
Lineage MC> C5*> SoundForge> CD> EAC> SHN; Set 2: unknown, likely S:DAT> C> DAT> CD> SHN


Source for set 1: SBD
Lineage: MC> C5*> SoundForge> CD> EAC> SHN
Source for set 2: SBD
Lineage: unknown, likely S:DAT> C> DAT> CD> SHN
via Mike W and Mike Lai; seeded and tracked by Peter Braverman


Reviewer: devilnation - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 14, 2014
Subject: 24 years and still awesome
surely one of the best shows of the year in the last truly great>slip, china rider, other one dew. pure textbook psychedelia.....
Reviewer: JamsOnly - favoritefavoritefavorite - November 8, 2012
Subject: 7/18/90
Highlights: Drums, The Weight
Reviewer: FrankFoster - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 24, 2011
Subject: Sizzlean
Excellent H>S>F to start things out. The O1>Dew are also highlights. Highly recommended.
Reviewer: sbrew - - July 18, 2010
Subject: "climbable fence"....
A review a few down from this one says thanks to Deer Creek for a climbable fence and a free show. It's sad to hear that, really, for those who paid for tickets, wanted to keep things cool for the band to keep coming back, and for all who saw it spiral down into the dynamic of 1995; the end of the road.
Reviewer: garquia - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 20, 2010
Subject: One of My top three Shows
Wow, what a show this was at the Tweeks! First set I had 3rd row in front of Jerry and 2nd set we were at about the 30th row. This show to me had one of the loudest crowd responses at a show I had ever heard For the China> Rider opener and then For the Other One > Dew. When they played the Dew, it was very misty and foggy. The Weather was changing, it was almost spooky with the How dark it was, and damp and foggy in this kind of Valley of cow pastures. But the energy that night by the Band and Crowd was amazing. People just stood there stunned after the show, in awe of what they just experienced. And the seen at the Lot and Campgrounds was EPIC! another level!!
Reviewer: piker - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 18, 2009
Subject: What a splendid Other One
Bob really contributes some great playing on this version, supplying new melodic ideas that inspire Jerry and Phil ... yeah!
Reviewer: demigodband - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 19, 2008
Subject: Great times
It's like a smell or song that brings you right back to a momment in time. It's hard to describe. My wife says we met briefly at this show, says I was all lovey dovey on some other girl. Officially it was Shoreline 91. 17 years! Thank you Grateful Dead for giving US so many keeper memories. The ARCHIVE RULES!
Reviewer: Todd Smith - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 9, 2007
It seems that we have to settle for rare moments on the shores of Washington to go trooping around in the sun!!! Next time I find that Box of Rain, I am sure I'll get lost in the Sunshine...and forget your Inspiration. Almost 43.
Reviewer: Herbacious - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 3, 2007
Subject: Thanks Deer Creek
Thanks to light security and a very climbable fence this night was on the house. The Other One had my roommates girlfriend and I spinning out of control. Everyone was dancing so hard, and spinning so fast, and the liquid was so good. Ah to be back on tour. Is it just me, or are there other 41 year old heads that want to chuck the shirt and tie, get a bottle of liquid, and go back on tour. Daydreamin' of kinder times.
Reviewer: Ruby Claire - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 8, 2005
Subject: Not El Paso
First Set after Minglewood, not El Paso but Peggy-O. Nice
Reviewer: phgrant - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 5, 2005
Subject: simply the best...
Of this tour. First set is full of solid performances of classic songs. The second set is simply phenomenal. Aside from the boys being a little out of time in the 3rd verse of LLR this is a flawless set of music. Other One>Dew is particularly inspired.
Reviewer: drgnw/mtchs - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 8, 2005
Subject: Terrapin Station
Reviewer: amaher - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 29, 2005
Subject: 1st Deer Creek/1st Post
One big Amen to the Archive!
I pretty much sat in a stunned silence in the middle of the pavillion through the 2nd set--other one>dew combo was/is mind splitting
People can feel free to split hairs about sound quality/technicalities and I am no musician to comment on performance
Loved the show then--love being able to have it now--good times
Reviewer: dmilks - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 2, 2005
Subject: Morning Dew!!
Wow, The Dew is definetley intense! Jerry's guitar work is fabulous, and just goes on and on....his vocals are ultra-powerful....The rest of the show is just great as well....Many big Thanks to the Archive, this is just incredible!
Reviewer: Mark Michaels - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 30, 2005
Subject: Best show I ever saw!!!
Well, I only saw 20 or so shows, but this was the best. Cincinnati in '86 was close...and the next nights show at Deer Creek is another close runner up. Even if you weren't there to feel the vibe and see the girls going topless to beat the heat...the recording will speak for itself.
Reviewer: Mario S. - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 16, 2004
Subject: AWESOME show 4.75 out of 5
This show was special. You could foretell that there was a special delivery waiting just being out in the lot. Part of my first Summer tour, and enjoyed with some of my best friends, that I maintain today. A golden Era. Deer Creek was a magical place. One man gathers what another man spills I guess, when speaking of this former garbage dump.
Review of 07-18-90 Show # 5 4.7 (ratings out of 5)
Sound Quality 4.6 Some hissing tape warbling
CD 1
1 -Help on the Way > - 4.7-Great authoritative version
2 -Slipknot > - 4.4 Intricate
3 -Franklins Tower 4.7-Frenetic, Pithy
4 -New Minglewood Blues 4.4- Defiant, quickly paced
5 Easy to love you 3.9- Good version of this song I could do without
6 Peggy-O-4.2- Plaintive, Beautiful
7 Masterpiece-4.2-Strong performance
8 -Brown Eyed Women-4.3-Bouncy
9 -Cassidy-4.3-Great (final w/ Brent)
1 China Cat Sunflower > - 4.3 Poppy
2 I know You Rider 4.3 Rambling and well-executed
3 Looks Like Rain 4.1- Cogently Emotional but slightly disjointed
4 Terrapin Station-4.2- Strong performance with nice spacey Jam
5 Drums-4.7-F*ck with me, evil laughing drums!
6 -Space-4.3
7 -Other One 4.8- A little bit rambunctious, morphing vocal effects
8 Morning Dew-4.8-One of the best versions from the 90s
9 -Encore-The Weight-4.4-Nice, soulful
Reviewer: Bruno529 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 2, 2004
Subject: As good as it gets!
Alright, let's cut to the chase, this should be a Dick's Picks. The next night was featured on The GD hour over several weeks, and it was a great show, but it was not this one. Yes the sound quaility, particularly in the first set, leaves something to be desired, an upgrade would be sweet, but until then it's worth having, to anyone! And no lie about this being the best "The Other One" post 70s. I have a friend that saw 115 shows from 1981 until '95, when he heard my old aud tape of this he bummed, "Better than anything I've ever seen".... though I only saw 30 shows , it was easily the best by far. Check it out!
Reviewer: utopian - favoritefavoritefavorite - August 30, 2004
Subject: sound quality needs upgrade
the frist set sounds like hell, more than a few cassette generations and lots of hiss.
the second set is much tighter, no his but a bit flat on the punch, and has some digi pops in China

I was there and they played well, the shn just needs an upgrade
Reviewer: Gene W - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 16, 2004
Subject: What a show
This is definatly my favorite show. I have been listening to it for years. I am so glad to have found This show is tight from beginning to end, with excellent sound quality
Reviewer: Space - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 15, 2004
Subject: This Was My First Show!
Words can't express how happy I am to have found this show, in it's entirety, after losing the tapes ten years ago.

This show smokes... all the way through. I didn't know it when I was there, I just knew it sounded good... and I had a great time. Yeah, the laughing drumz really freaked me out when it happened, and for some reason was ommited from the tape I used to have. I honestly thought my friend and I hallucinated that whole part. hehe..

Looking back, this is still the best show form the 90's that I have heard or have attended. I'm so thankful that it was archived here.
Reviewer: *Merlin* - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 14, 2004
Subject: Best post-70's Other One?
Uh, yeah. Just listen to it. The pure evil laughing during Drums is a warning that things will get out of control pretty soon. After an extended intro section Phil starts with the bombs and Jerry slams right in with the E chord and proceeds to rip it up from there. Some great tones in this Other One with feedback sounding like rockets blasting off and some subtle vocal enhancements that make it even creepier. Great vocals from Jerry during the chorus. Just when it gets calm, time for all hell to break loose before the second verse. At a '93 show in DC I saw a guy with a shirt that read "I freaked at the Creek." It must've been referring to this Other One. Just nasty.
Reviewer: bradyneilyoung - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 4, 2004
Subject: goose bumps and flashbacks
OK, I tried to get around it but first things first: the sound quality of the first set is unfortunate - not totally bad, you get the feel of the crowd which is cool, but not as many sonic goodies. That said, the second set sound quality, the performance during both sets that night ,( oh yeah, I was there and it was profound), and the songs they played add up to many sublime moments in Dead history! The Other One into Morning Dew,(and the first solo break in Morning Dew is as badass as many final crescendos that make MD legendary!), what a combo. Great Bobby stuff: killer vocals 1st set and just great playing all around. But once again: who has the soundboard of the first set? Let me know ( Great show, a great memory...Jerry was so On that night...hell, the whole band was On, in a big way! Help/Slip/Frank openner and the rest is history........
Reviewer: geerabs - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 21, 2004
Subject: best show in the 1990s - bar none
top to bottom, this has to be one of the strongest setlists of all time - H-S-F, Deal China Rider, Terrapin, Morning Dew!!! Killer vocals and energy all night - especially on the end of Masterpiece with Jerry coming on very strong. Deer Creek was always special and this show was the finest one played there.
Reviewer: swany - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 12, 2004
Subject: Great 2nd set
07/18 2nd set sound is much cleaner than the 1st, get it for the Phil thunder and sound effects (laughing drums). Deer Creek 1990 rocked, too bad the first set sounds so poor.
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